Racism

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Duke Professor Defends Comments Comparing Blacks, Asians

A Duke University professor criticized for an online post comparing blacks and Asians said Monday that it’s not racist to discuss what he sees as differences in how the groups have performed in the U.S. over the past few decades.

05/18/2015

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Georgia Principal Blames Devil For Racial Slur At Graduation Ceremony

Nancy Gordeuk says “the devil was in the house” when she made a racist comment at the end of a graduation ceremony.

05/11/2015

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NC State Temporarily Bans Alcohol At Most Fraternity Events After Offensive Pledge Book, Sexual Assault Allegation

North Carolina State University became the latest school to crack down on its fraternities by banning alcohol at events for most of the organizations, a move that came after a racially offensive pledge book was discovered and a separate sexual assault investigation launched.

03/20/2015

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Atlanta Civil Rights Activists Offended After Hawks Cancel Meeting On Racially-Charged Statements

Atlanta Civil Rights activists staged a sit-in inside the lobby of Philips Arena on Wednesday, Sept. 10. .They sang “We Shall Overcome”, a song of protest that became a main anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. […]

WAOK-AM–09/11/2014

Victim and alleged shooter both white; authorities looking into dispute about the victim's mixed-race grandchildren. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Mississippi Man Shot 2 Weeks After Cross Burning On His Yard

Dispute was about his mixed-race grandchildren, say authorities.

08/19/2014

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KKK Flyers In Local Neighborhoods

Residents in two local neighborhoods are spreading the word about Ku Klux Klan flyers left on cars. Miles Keenlyside found a flyer on his car and at first he thought it was a ticket but […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2014

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News One Now with Roland Martin on 1380 WAOK

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was one of the most important achievements for African Americans in U.S. history.  Roland Martin asked listeners to […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2014

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Teacher Allegedly Calls Student ‘N-Word’ On Recording

A parent is angry after her son’s teacher allegedly called the student the “N word” on a recording.

05/22/2014

South Forsyth High School students put up banner with a version of a racial slur as a senior prank. (Photo: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

High School Seniors Display Sign Containing ‘N-Word’

South Forsyth High School students put up banner with a version of a racial slur.

05/15/2014

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Keepin’ It Real with Rev. Al Sharpton: Sarah Palin’s Slavery Remarks

Today on the Rev. Al Sharpton Show it was “Hot Topic Monday.” Callers called in with different issues and topics they felt needed to be addressed. The top stories included George Zimmerman’s arrest today and […]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2013

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